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Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

General Education Assessment

The general education program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides a foundation for all degree programs and offers opportunities for students to develop competencies in critical thinking, leadership, and literacy.


The general education curriculum from the 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog may be found here:

General Education Curriculum


NWOSU general education competencies may be found here:

General Education Competencies

General Education Committee

Dr. Mindi Clark, Chair
Wendy Aguilar
Dr. Kaylene Armstrong
Kaylyn Hansen
Mr. Shane Hansen
Mistie Kline
Dr. Garret Lahr
Sheri Lahr
Dr. Matthew Lambert
Dr. Tim Maharry
Dr. Jennifer Mahieu
Dr. Steven Maier
Lawana Newell
Dr. Jennifer Oswald
Kirk Rogers
Dr. Jason Wickham
Student - Aaron Mason

The General Education Committee performs the following functions:

(1) Periodically review the mission and competencies of the general education program.

(2) Review and approve all curriculum changes in general education.

(3) Review assessment results for general education and make recommendations for any changes warranted by those results.

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